Friday, May 7, 2010

Ode To Motherhood.

I Am That Mom

Who paints her boys toenails,

gives her kids wedgies when she's mad,
dresses her son in tutu's,

plays massive amounts of Uno and Paper Rock Scissors,

cooks hundreds of pancakes a month, tells her kids to go back to bed if it's before 7:00 a.m.,
and considers moments like these to be perfect photo ops.










But I love the crap out of my homies.




And I probably just made you feel like mother of the year.

And to my mom,

who didn't get mad when I wasted $100 worth of water in an attempt to fill our pond that had cracked from an earthquake, or when I threw a rock through the window to kill a spider, or when I spewed all over the freshly mopped floor, or who always made me put my pants back on when I tried to head out the door in my "shirt dress", and never, ever, gave me a wedgie, I say,

Happy Mother's Day.

p.s. I stole that awesome recipe book you've had for 30 years.

16 comments:

gina3 said...

What a great post. Your kids are having the most wonderful childhood. Fun and laughter are key factors. Your photography skills are amazing. The black and white pic of your son and they way you capture their stunning blue eyes are breathtaking. If your not, you should be a professional photographer! Happy Mothers Day to you.

Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points said...

My one advantage is that I never dressed my son in a tu-tu.

Mostly because it never occured to me.

And oh my, those are all awesome photographs.

Amanda said...

So glad to know someone else, besides me, paints their sons' toenails.

I do it all the time.

My dad and my father-in-law think I'll turn them gay if I don't stop.

You're an awesome momma!

Happy Mother's Day!

Emily said...

I love all the pictures they are way cute.

Your kids have an awesome mom and I hope you have the best Mother's Day!!

WhettenWild said...

You forgot about the time that you.........just kidding.

Happy Mothers' Day!!!

Dede said...

Now THAT is a Mother's Day tribute! You're SO good at photography too...

Krista @ Craving Some Creativity said...

Very nice Mother's Day post:) So sweet...and I love your "watermark", haha! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day this weekend!

Rebecca D said...

I thought I was the only mom who did the wedgie thing... Word of warning... They eventually fight back...

Just today my older daughter looked like she wanted to hug me as I walked by her, so I bent down for the hug and she pulled down my pants...

I'm so proud...

I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

I love your blog, Mandi. So funny, great photos, so funny, great inspiring projects,and did I mention you are so funny? Happy Mother's day!

RJ @ A Life Designed said...

What a fabulous post! Your photos are great... our little guy in a tutu, and another sleeping in the tire... so sweet!

dena4kids said...

Love the pics! Very nice post. You are such a good daughter.=)

Carisa Knox said...

I love the pictures of your family. I imagine that your house is in constant motion, music playing in the background, kids chasing each other and everyone is laughing big belly laughs. Very cool! Glad you had a wonderful Mother's day!

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

Love the last picture of you and your kids! Oh and all of the boogery, sneaking up on dad, eating chocolate cake ones too. Your kids' spouses and kids will thank you one day, lol!

Audra said...

Girl...you always make me smile. Big Time. Cheesy, ear to ear smile when I read your posts and see the REAL pictures of your family. Precious.

The two pictures of you and your kids...priceless. These are the memories they will remember for a life time.

WhettenWild said...

I still can't get over that pic of Jace about to wack Jeff in the back of the head. That is seriously CLASSIC! love it.

1 Funky Woman said...

I don't know where I've been but how funny is this! I love the boogie pics and eating the cake on the floor, precious! Too bad its not cute when I eat cake on the floor in my underwear!